Amazon Prime Video today announced the biggest Bollywood super hit of the year Gully Boy, which spread an infectious rap tempo across the country, is set to make its digital debut exclusively with Amazon Prime Video. The film, which received a standing ovation at the Berlin International Film Festival, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 16th April 2019 shortly after its theatrical release. Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar, Directed by Zoya Akhtar and written by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar, the film features superstar Ranveer Singh as the titular character, Alia Bhatt as the bold and beautiful Safeena, and Amazon Prime Video’s very own Inside Edge protégé, Siddhant Chaturvedi as Gully Boy’s mentor MC Sher. The film follows the inspiring story of Murad, a gully rapper, intent on making his dreams come true with the power of his spoken words. Taking the nation by a storm with its gripping storyline and phenomenal acting, Gully Boy had received commercial and critical success.
Siddhant Chaturvedi said, “Inside Edge was the start of my journey as an actor. The success of my debut show on Amazon Prime Video gave me the opportunity to play a powerful character called MC Sher in the Gully Boy. The film releasing on this platform is boht hard news because it almost feels like a homecoming for me.”
Gully Boy is a film about a 22 year old Muslim kid from a ghetto in Bombay. The boy is a rapper, and the story is his journey from realising his love for rap, to chasing his dream, and to inadvertently transcending his class. Authentic Hip Hop in India is a recent phenomenon and like anywhere else in the world, is rising from the streets. It is the only true political space in music right now and it’s coming from people that have nothing to lose, the colonised poor.